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Betty Sumners (1878 - 1968)

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Betty Sumners
1878 - 1968
Born
March 15, 1878
Death
November 1968
Last Known Residence
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland 20853
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Betty Sumners of Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland was born on March 15, 1878, and died at age 90 years old in November 1968.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 27204504

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Betty Sumners passed away at age 90 years old in November 1968. Betty Sumners of Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland was born on March 15, 1878.

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Betty Sumners lived 17 years longer than the average Sumners family member when she died at the age of 90.
The average age of a Sumners family member is 73.
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1878 - 1968 World Events

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In 1878, in the year that Betty Sumners was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1886, when she was merely 8 years old, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1902, at the age of 24 years old, Betty was alive when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1923, Betty was 45 years old when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1968, in the year of Betty Sumners's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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